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Old 20.09.2017, 12:02
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Closing a company...

Hi!

I am leaving Switzerland and in the process will need to close my GmbH. I learned a lot of lessons on how to start a company - it's actually really easy if you know the steps and especially the necessary sequence of them... but I have no idea what steps I need to take in which order to close on down.

Anyone done it and could give me the right pointers?

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Old 20.09.2017, 12:27
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Re: Closing a company...

The steps are outlined in this document (German):

https://www.kmu.admin.ch/kmu/de/home...-schritte.html

A quick overview in English:

1. Board of Directors resolution to liquidate, on which a public document is issued

2. Naming of a Liquidator

3. Application to liquidate

4. Notice to creditors (3 times in SHAB)

5. Disposal of assets

6. Removal from commercial register


In my experience, a GmbH liquidation will generally take a year, although it can be shortened by having a special audit performed. It is not particularly difficult, although your mileage may differ.
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Old 20.09.2017, 13:22
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Re: Closing a company...

Going to greener pastures?
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Re: Closing a company...

Toys R Us is your company?!?
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Old 20.09.2017, 13:58
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Luxembourg.
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Are you coming back, Mr T?

There's someone on here wants to start a GMBH, maybe he will buy.

Or perhaps someone will take it over for you until you return triumphant.

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Old 20.09.2017, 23:31
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Are you coming back, Mr T?

There's someone on here wants to start a GMBH, maybe he will buy.

Or perhaps someone will take it over for you until you return triumphant.

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Probably in a few years...

Regarding the sale: Sounds like a smart idea... Any reason not to sell a Gmbh? Any risks I should be aware of?
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Re: Closing a company...

I heard it's easier to sell a company instead of closing (provided it has a clean history)
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